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Today's News

  • Tax-free holiday Aug. 7-9

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    For parents trying to cope with high back-to-school expenses, some relief is on the way.

    From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, to midnight Sunday, Aug. 9, they can buy school supplies and some household items without having to pay state sales tax. In Lancaster County, that is a savings of 8 percent.

    Exempt or sales tax free items include:

    u Clothing and clothing accessories, including, hats, scarves, hosiery and handbags, and footwear

  • IL man faces sex charges

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – A man arrested in May is facing several charges of molesting a minor repeatedly for more than eight years.

    William Joe Craig, 60, of the 1100 block of Fort Mill Highway, is charged with 16 counts stemming from his early May arrest, along with two more counts added in late July, according to the online 6th Judicial Circuit Public Index.

  • Some to get energy conservation help

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    Residents in the Brooklyn, Midway, Dobson and French streets area will get some free help with lowering their home energy bills this fall.

    The Duke Energy Residential Neighborhood Program will target those areas in its second foray into Lancaster.

    Lancaster City Council heard an update on the plan during a presentation by Duke Energy program manager Sue Dinnsen at its Tuesday, July 28, meeting.

  • Flags at half-staff in memory of deputy

    Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown in South Carolina on Tuesday, Aug. 4, in memory of Deputy Delton “Del” Daniels, Marlboro County Sheriff's Office.

  • Convincing work of the Holy Spirit

    During his final meeting with his apostles, Jesus explained the future ministry of the Holy Spirit to the world of unsaved people (see John 16:8-11). He predicted that the Holy Spirit would reprove the world concerning three things: sin, righteousness, and judgment.

    In the New Testament the word “reprove” to convince, convict, or rebuke someone about the wrongness of his actions or attitudes. John the Baptist reproved the Roman ruler Herod for marrying Herodias, his half-brother Philip’s wife.

  • If audit finds nothing, county should apologize

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC) is one of the most productive such operations in the state, with a long history of bringing business organizations to Lancaster County.

    Red Ventures, Nutramax, Fancy Pokkets, Keer America – the list goes on and on with hundreds of millions of dollars in investments and thousands of jobs brought into Lancaster County by this organization. One would think that Lancaster County Council would be appreciative of the work of this organization. Unfortunately, such is not the case.

  • Lever does his patriotic duty

    By Cathyleen Rice

    On days when he isn’t fulfilling his duties as an elder at First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Thomas “Buddy” Coke Lever puts up American flags for the city of Lancaster.  
    Lever said he has been putting up the flags for the past four and a half years.
    With help from local Scout troops, Lever sets up 126 American and 150 Christmas flags on Main Street  15 times throughout the year.  

  • Puppets and praise

    By Kayland Hagwood
    It’s the one summer school students actually sign up for – vacation Bible school (VBS).
    So, what’s the fuss about VBS?
    “It’s study, but also fellowship,” Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church pastor Robert E. Christian said. “It’s an intense few days Bible study to deal with subjects that will help the congregation, but also will help the church to understand its responsibility and duty to the broader community.”

  • Pedestrian recovering after being hit by car

    A Kershaw woman is in good condition and recovering after she stepped in front of a moving car during a morning walk Wednesday morning.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the accident happened at 8:35 p.m. as Paulette Sherrod, 62, walked south on the right side of South Potter Road about 3.5 miles east of Lancaster.
    Miller said Potter turned left to cross the road and stepped in front of a southbound 1999 Buick sedan driven by Curtis Ray Hilton, 82, of Lancaster.
    Sherrod was flown to CMC where she was listed in good condition Thursday afternoon.

  • Lightning storm damages Goody’s

    Lightning damaged two businesses in the Lancaster Square Shopping Center on Main Street in Lancaster on Thursday night near the end of a short, but vicious thunderstorm that rolled through the area.
    Lancaster Fire Department Fire Chief Chuck Small said his department was dispatched from another call to Goody’s and Food Lion just after midnight in response to a report of smoke coming from the front of the department store.